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Uganda to manufacture anti-tick vaccines

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The foot and mouth disease that has for long been a menace to farmers could soon be history as Uganda gets closer to producing its own vaccine. The Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries through the National Agricultural Research Organisation (NARO) is in advanced stages …

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FORT PORTAL: Health ministry unveils cold room for vaccine storage

Fort Portal, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Health has unveiled a regional walk-in cold room at Fort Portal Regional Referral Hospital to improve the proper storage of vaccines before they are distributed in the different health centres in the region. The insulated enclosure fitted with refrigeration equipment is designed …

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Vaccine manufacturing in Africa

Harnessing ways to make it work Kampala, Uganda | Patricia Akankwatsa | Africa suffers more than its fair share of communicable and non-communicable diseases. Over 90% of the world’s malaria deaths and 70% of all people living with HIV/AIDS are in Africa. More access to good medicines could significantly reduce this …

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Ministry of Health to start Ebola vaccine trials

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Health is set to start trials of three vaccines developed to combat Ebola Sudan virus which has killed 43 people. The three vaccines; Oxford from the United Kingdom, Sabin and Merck from USA will be evaluated for their efficacy. This revelation was …

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13,000 doses of FMD vaccines lie idle in Nakaseke district

Nakaseke, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | More than 13,000 jabs that were dispatched to Nakaseke district to vaccinate cattle against Foot and Mouth Disease are still lying idle. Early this year, the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Husbandry, and Fisheries dispatched a total of 20,000 doses of vaccines to Nakaseke district to …

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Weary Ugandans shun COVID-19 booster doses

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  The majority of Uganda who were fully vaccinated against COVID-19 have not received booster doses as recommended by health professionals. Records from the Ministry of Health show that more than 10.2 million people representing 48 percent of the targeted 22 million people were fully vaccinated …

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West Africa nears local vaccine production

Accra, Ghana | Xinhua | West Africa edges close to starting local vaccine production for various health conditions in the subregion, an official from the West Africa Health Organization (WAHO) said Friday. Stanley Okolo, the director-general of WAHO, made the remarks at a press briefing after the 23rd Ordinary Meeting …

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Supply for Covid-19 vaccines outstrips demand

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | GAVI, the vaccines alliance is urging countries to order for COVID-19 vaccines saying that they have enough stocks to cover each of their needs. The development comes only a year after wide concerns of hoarding birthed what was widely referred to as vaccine nationalism. GAVI’s CEO …

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